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The Bruins trio of Sara Turner, Renick Meyer and Olivia Johnson pile on the points

PAMPLIN MEDIA: MILES VANCE - Barlow senior Olivia Johnson leans through the line in a photo finish with Jesuits Makenna Schumacher in Fridays 3,000-meter final. Schumacher won by 0.02 hundredths.



6A GIRLS TRACK & FIELD
State Championships

Team (top-five) Score
1. Jesuit
71
2. West Salem
57
3. Grants Pass
51
4. Barlow
47
5. Sunset
45


EUGENE — The Barlow High girls track team left Hayward Field with a trophy for the fourth time in the past five seasons after coming in fourth Saturday with 47 points — two ahead of Sunset.

The Bruins got their Saturday off to a solid start with a runner-up finish in the 400-meter relay. Sara Turner torched the final turn, zipping past three other teams before getting the baton away to Renick Meyer, who kept the momentum going passing up two more opponents on her way to the finish line.

"I don't see other people when I'm racing, I just see Renick because I know that's where I have to go," Turner said. "Even though I have a busy day ahead, I treated this one like it was my last race and gave it my all."

Turner was back in the starting blocks later in the afternoon to finish third in the 100 and second in the 200. Meyer also returned to action finishing second in the high hurdles and third in the 300 hurdles, while placing sixth in the 100 to account for 19 of the Bruins' points.

Fellow senior Olivia Johnson made her push for big points during Friday's opening session, finding herself in sprint to the finish line after completing seven laps of the track. She was side-by-side with Jesuit's Makenna Schumacher coming down the stretch of the 3,000 each racer lunging at the tape. The photo finish showed Schumacher coming across 0.02 hundredths in front. Johnson turned in a personal-best time of 9:42.58.

• Reynolds junior Peace Igbonagwam scored in three events, highlighted by a runner-up finish in Saturday's triple jump and the long jump.

• Centennial came in sixth in the team scoring with 31.5 points. Julia Colling cleared 11-6 in the pole vault to leave two opponents behind and secure second place, while teammate Madison McHone scored in three events.

• David Douglas junior Savannah Proske lost out on a tiebreaker and settled for second place in the high jump.

• Gresham's Fechi Nmreole came in second in the 100.


View photos from state at daveball.exposuremanager.com.


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